Other General Considerations:
The Road Traffic Acts contain requirements in relation to maintaining clear lines of sight for road users which may impact on where posters can be placed, e.g. not at traffic junctions or on roundabouts where they may cause road safety risks You are requested to consider the following when erecting Election Posters or Posters relating to a Public Meeting:-
- The major traffic routes – avoidance of drivers being distracted by signage.
- Junctions and Roundabouts – avoidance of drivers being distracted by signage and visibility of oncoming traffic.
- Footpaths – where all pedestrians, with or without prams/buggies may have difficulty negotiating obstructions.
Section 20 of the Litter Pollution Acts gives Local Authorities powers to serve notices on occupiers of property in or visible from a public place to remove advertisements if it appears to the local authority that it is in the interests of amenity or of the environment of an area that any advertisement exhibited thereon should be removed – see Section 20 of the Litter Pollution Act 1997 for further details.
Please be advised that the above requirements with regard to the erection of Posters are not exhaustive. If you need any further information, please contact the Waste Management Section at 0404 20127 or check with the relevant legislation.
The responsibility for enforcement of the Litter Pollution Acts, 1997 lies with the Local Authority. Any Election Posters in place before or after the stipulated timeframe are deemed to be in breach of the legislation and are subject to an On-The-Spot Fine in the sum of €150.00. Local Authorities are also responsible for the removal of Posters which constitute a hazard to either pedestrians or road users.
Wicklow County Council would like to thank you in advance for your co-operation in this matter.